Group urges FG to rescue victims in southeast By Emeruwa Emeruwa –

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The highest socio-cultural organization in the Igbo country, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has called on the Federal Government’s FG to act urgently in the states of Abia, Imo and Anambra to save the lives and remaining properties of those ravaged by flooding in both states in the southern part of the country.

This comes against the backdrop of timely findings by the Igbo supreme body on the recent disastrous floods in Ariaria Aba International Market, Ohaji-Egbema in Imo and Oguta Local Government Area in India. Anambra state, where properties worth billions of naira have been destroyed by floods.

Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the secretary general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo made the appeal in a statement released on Saturday, regretting the devastating effects of the horrific incident on the population, during which he displaced thousands of people and destroyed properties of worth billions of naira at the Ariaria market. Aba in Abia State.

According to him, “we wish to ask, does it mean that the clips coming out of the ancient city of Anam Ukpo Isaa with villages like Mmiata, Iyiora, Umueze, Umuewelum, Umuobia, Umuikwu, umudora and Oroma-Etiti are now sitting under the flood fails both the presidency and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

“Is Nigeria too broke that we cannot send serious boats and even airlift the trapped people from Ogwuikpele, Akali-Ogidi, Atani, Osamala, Umu-uzu, Ogbakuba, Umunankwo and Ogwuaniocha, all in local government area of ​​Ogbaru and send them relief materials because are they currently internally displaced?

“Can’t the federal and state governments do something for the people of Abacheke in Ohaji-Egbema? Can’t the government and NEMA do something about what is happening in Oguta-Ameshi up to the Amaraocha area,” he asked.

“Can’t they just see that communities like Osemotto, Eziorsu, Orsuobodo, Mgbele and their neighbors may not be safe now and find quick solutions? How can the government sleep while our people perish?

“What about those people who died at Osomals/Umunankwo bridge while sailing to Ogbakuba on their last trip to Ogbaru when their boat capsized and have been reunited with their families? Why all these silences when a national disaster is happening,” Isiguzoro also asked.

The Igbo chief who described the floods as an act of nature, advised the federal and state governments, as well as the National Emergency Maintenance Agency to carry out awareness campaigns before the rainy seasons of each year, aimed at educating Nigerians on the prevention and dangers of floods.

“They should find solutions because people cannot continue to invest and lose their investments every three years due to floods. We heard from different sides that what happened could be related to the release of excess water from the Lagdo dam in By Emeruwa Emeruwa

The highest socio-cultural organization in the Igbo country, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to act urgently in the states of Abia, Imo and Anambra to save the lives and remaining properties of those ravaged by floods in the two southern states of the country.

This comes against the backdrop of timely findings by the Igbo supreme body on the recent disastrous floods in Ariaria Aba International Market, Ohaji-Egbema in Imo and Oguta Local Government Area in India. Anambra state, where properties worth billions of naira have been destroyed by floods.

Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the secretary general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo made the appeal in a statement released on Saturday, regretting the devastating effects of the horrific incident on the population, during which he displaced thousands of people and destroyed properties of worth billions of naira at the Ariaria market. Aba in Abia State.

According to him, “we wish to ask, does it mean that the clips coming out of the ancient city of Anam Ukpo Isaa with villages like Mmiata, Iyiora, Umueze, Umuewelum, Umuobia, Umuikwu, umudora and Oroma-Etiti are now sitting under the flood fails both the presidency and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

“Is Nigeria too broke that we cannot send serious boats and even airlift the trapped people from Ogwuikpele, Akali-Ogidi, Atani, Osamala, Umu-uzu, Ogbakuba, Umunankwo and Ogwuaniocha, all in local government area of ​​Ogbaru and send them relief materials because are they currently internally displaced?

“Can’t the federal and state governments do something for the people of Abacheke in Ohaji-Egbema? Can’t the government and NEMA do something about what is happening in Oguta-Ameshi up to the Amaraocha area,” he asked.

“Can’t they just see that communities like Osemotto, Eziorsu, Orsuobodo, Mgbele and their neighbors may not be safe now and find quick solutions? How can the government sleep while our people perish?

“What about those people who died at Osomals/Umunankwo bridge while sailing to Ogbakuba on their last trip to Ogbaru when their boat capsized and have been reunited with their families? Why all these silences when a national disaster is happening,” Isiguzoro also asked.

The Igbo chief who described the floods as an act of nature, advised the federal and state governments, as well as the National Emergency Maintenance Agency to carry out awareness campaigns before the rainy seasons of each year, aimed at educating Nigerians on the prevention and dangers of floods.

“They should find solutions because people cannot continue to invest and lose their investments every three years due to floods. We heard from different sides that what happened could be linked to the release of excess water from the Lagdo dam in Cameroon”.

Isiguzoro also instructed the governments to find a permanent solution to end these devastating floods in most parts of the federation to prevent recurrences and their devastating effects on human life and property, as well as critical infrastructure executed. by the government.

His words: “Every solution is needed now. If it requires dredging of notable rivers in affected areas like Orashi Rivers in affected areas like Orashi River, Ogbuide River (Lake Oguta), Omambala (Anambra Rivers), Ezu River, Itu River, Awbana River , the Njaba River, the Niger River and many others. Whenever this may happen, please let it happen at least to lessen its effect”.

Isiguzoro also instructed the governments to find a permanent solution to end these devastating floods in most parts of the federation to prevent recurrences and their devastating effects on human life and property, as well as critical infrastructure executed. by the government.

His words: “Every solution is needed now. If it requires dredging of notable rivers in affected areas like Orashi Rivers in affected areas like Orashi River, Ogbuide River (Lake Oguta), Omambala (Anambra Rivers), Ezu River, Itu River, Awbana River , the Njaba River, the Niger River and many others. Whenever this may happen, please let it happen at least to lessen its effect”.

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